This first science image from CHEOPS, which had the participation of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço researchers, was intentionally blurry to maximize the precision of CHEOPS’ measurements. Read more
The scattering of laser light in the atmosphere enables the measurement of the accuracy of astronomical spectrographs, through a technique demonstrated for the first time with the participation of researchers of the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço. Read more
Let's make a journey through the universe of the telescopes and visit a "planet hunter" instrument, with Alexandre Cabral, of IA.
The ESPRESSO spectrograph, partially built by Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), has used the combined light of all four of the 8.2-metre Unit Telescopes for the first time. Combining light from the Unit Telescopes in this way makes the VLT the largest optical telescope in existence in terms of collecting area. Read more
The next-generation spectrograph ESPRESSO, whose construction was co-led by Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) is already operating at the Very Large Telescope. Read more